New report shows devastating effect of COVID-19 pandemic on TB response

6.3 million more people ill with TB and 1.4 million more TB deaths by 2025; Length of quarantine, movement restrictions and disruption of TB services could spell disaster for hundreds of thousands at risk.

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Civil society call for equitable and affordable access to COVID-19 and related diagnostics

Advocates call for a higher level of global coordination, transparency, and accountability to ensure sustainable and equitable access to testing.

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Global health and human rights organizations denounce Trump Administration decision to pull commitments to WHO during COVID-19 crisis

Cutting global health funding in the middle of a pandemic will only prolong the devastating loss of life and economic damage in the U.S. and across the world, and undermine the response to other infectious diseases, including HIV, TB, and hepatitis C.

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TAG statement on BCG vaccine and COVID-19

More research required to determine if century-old TB vaccine protects against SARS-CoV-2 infection or severe COVID-19 disease.

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Time to lower the price of Xpert cartridges to $5

Advocates request Cepheid immediately reduce the price of Xpert tests to $5, inclusive of service and maintenance; Cepheid claims costs for each Xpert cartridge "substantially exceed" the requested price target of $5, but does not provide evidence to support this claim.

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TAG statement on the high price of Cepheid’s Xpert test for COVID-19

Cepheid is profiteering during a pandemic, with dangerous consequences for countries with vulnerable populations and health systems.

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World TB Day 2020 in the times of COVID-19

Join the virtual - worldwide - TB town hall on 24 March!

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World TB Day 2020: It's Time To End TB!

WHO advocacy and communications package to support awareness building and drive action across all levels, in the lead up to and on World TB Day.

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WHO announces forthcoming changes for the programmatic management of TB preventive treatment

The World Health Organization issues a Rapid Communication announcing a number of updates to its latest guidance on TB preventive treatment.

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World TB Day 2020: It's Time To End TB

LIVE! #WorldTBDay 2020 campaign: #ItsTimeToEndTB

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